The Retail, Wholesale & Department Store (RWDSU) Union Local 108 is endorsing U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-10) for re-election, stating he is “by far the best choice to advocate for working families.”
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Congressman Payne understands the struggles that working class people face and he knows what kind of solutions we need from Washington to support our members, which is why we are glad to offer him our support now,” RWDSU Local 108 President Charles Hall said in a statement.
“As a sponsor of the PRO Act, a leader with a 100% rating from the AFL-CIO and a former union member and blue collar worker himself, it’s clear to us that Congressman Payne is by far the best choice to advocate for working families.”
He is a sponsor of the PRO Act which would remove barriers to union organizing and help more workers join a union, as well as the Raise the Wage Act which raises the minimum wage to $15/hour indexed to inflation.
“The hardworking men and women of RWDSU Local 108 are some of the essential workers that we have all leaned on throughout the pandemic, and they deserve not just our thanks and respect, but also our support for policies that will put more money in their pockets, better benefits in their contracts and more peace of mind in their families,” noted Payne.
“I’m thankful to Local 108 President Charles Hall and the entire union for their support and I pledge to always be someone that working families can count on.”
In recent weeks, Payne has secured the backing of the New Jersey Education Association, the Communication Workers of America New Jersey, U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez (both D-NJ), as well as Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop.